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Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm PST
ago you couldn't do anything. >> reporter: last week he was able to help people apply and shop all in one sitting. >> people came in, and in half an hour, they found insurance. >> reporter: not so today. although the obama administration says it more than doubled the capacity of the insurance marketplace to handle 50,000 users at a time, after five weeks of trouble shooting. by late are morning, more than 375,000 people had gone into the site, landing in a virtual waiting room that holds their place in an on-line queue. but if the front end remains slow, the insurers say the big problem is the back end of the marketplace, the actual planned enrollment system continues to generate faulty information. >> the health care plans are receiving enrollment files that have problems, including missing or inaccurate information. and in some cases, they are not receiving the health care files at all. >> reporter: in many cases, they have to enroll them by hand. >> having the complete enrollment information is essential for coverage to be able to begin on january first. >> reporter: the state a
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 12:30am PST
difference.r >> this week, president obama weighed in.xd he's also calling forzv a high minimum wage now. do you think that will add tor the public pressure that you justt( mentioned? will it makerpp difference in shifting the debate? >> that's actually one reason i t%9-]z( initiative is such a powerful vehicle in something like this. people have been talking about raising the minimum wage at the federal level for a couple of yearsc3now. it moves in congress, it dies. suddenly, we talk -- we're talking about the voters of california deciding whether or not it makexd senseu for busins to pay their own employees rather than for the taxpayers to subsidize them. and i think a $12 minimum wage will be very popular in california and put aw3 lot of pressureçó on congress to consir hing similar on the federal level. minimum wage debate. ultimately, what do you thinkxdt will come down to,u though, foa solution?i] will iwr bdk mores7woÑ %>ter o increased public pressure, -4jddq rp+e to go the legislati route? through referendums, through 4÷k initiatives, throughq local cit council
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